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During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Columbus was first used in France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Columbus family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Columbus was an occupational name for a keeper of doves or pigeons having derived from the Old French word "colombe," which means dove.

Early Origins of the Columbus family


The surname Columbus was first found in Guyenne, where this distinguished family held a family seat since the 1100's.

Early History of the Columbus family


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Columbus Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Coulombe, Colombe, Coulomb, Colomb, Columbe, Columb, Coloumb, Coloumbe, Coulumb, Coulumbe, Coulon, Coulons, Coulont, Coullombe, Coullomb, Coullon, Coullons, Coullont, Coullomb, Collombe, Collon and many more.

Early Notables of the Columbus family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the name was Michel Colombe (c. 1430-c. 1513), a French sculptor whose work bridged the late Gothic and Renaissance styles; Jean Colombe (c. 1430-1493), a French miniature painter and illuminator of manuscripts; Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), the Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer, in 1492 he departed from Palos de la...
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Migration of the Columbus family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Columbus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Columbus, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Frederick Columbus, who arrived in Alabama in 1858 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Columbus (post 1700)


  • Raymond John Patrick "Ray" Columbus OBE (1942-2016), New Zealand singer and songwriter, television host, music manager and entertainer, lead singer of Ray Columbus & the Invaders
  • Emerson Columbus Harrington (1864-1945), American Democrat politician, Dorchester County State's Attorney, 1899-1903; Maryland Insurance Commissioner, 1911; Governor of Maryland, 1916-20 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Christopher Columbus Andrews (1829-1923), American politician, U.S. Minister to Sweden, 1869-77; U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, 1882-85; Minnesota Forestry Commissioner, 1895-1911 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carl Columbus Yowell (1902-1985), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for two seasons in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians (1924-1925)
  • Major General Christopher Columbus Augur (1821-1898), American military officer during the American Civil War
  • Edward Columbus Hosford (1883-1939), American architect from Eastman, Georgia, who designed many county courthouses
  • Willie Columbus Ponder (b. 1980), former professional American football player
  • Christopher Columbus Langdell (1826-1906), American teacher of law
  • William Columbus Cox (1858-1931), American politician, Mayor of Everett, Washington, 1896-97 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Columbus Cauthen (1824-1865), American politician, Delegate to South Carolina secession convention, 1860 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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